by Kashif Iqbal
Bug bounty is a program in which companies offer rewards to individuals who discover and report vulnerabilities in their software. It is a win-win situation for both the company and the security researchers as it helps the company to improve their security and the researchers get rewarded for their efforts. By participating in a bug bounty program, you can not only earn money but also gain recognition in the cybersecurity industry. It is an excellent way to sharpen your skills and learn new ones. Joining a bug bounty program is an opportunity to make a real impact and be a part of the solution to make the digital world a safer place. So, it's a great way to gain experience and improve your skills in a fun and rewarding way.
Being a founder and instructor of the Urdu IT Academy, Kashif is dedicated to establishing the vision of the academy and expanding the UITA platform. With over 20 years of experience in consulting and managing technology projects across various sectors, including government, healthcare (National Health Service, UK), finance, and the private sector, Kashif has acquired a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the field. He achieved his first certification early on in his career and began teaching while still in high school. Kashif has earned a wide range of certifications, including CISSP, TOGAF, CRISC, ISO27001, MCSE, MCSE+I, CCNA, CCDA, CCDP, CEH, CCNP, CCSP, ITIL, JNCIA, JNCIS, SCP, Network audits, and security certification. He is a skilled leader, able to successfully manage teams of passionate engineers and consultants, and has implemented agile business models, built bridges, and cultivated confidence in his teams as they work to develop and implement cutting-edge technologies. He has also led the delivery of multi-million-pound projects and established technological pillars within various organizations. As the proud founder of the Urdu IT Academy, Kashif holds a business degree from London and a computer science degree, which have provided him with a strong understanding of both the technology and business worlds. Kashif actively serves on multiple advisory boards in academia and the technology sector, where he plays a vital role in shaping the direction of the industry and offers valuable guidance to students and young professionals. Additionally, he holds an MBA from the University of West London and is currently focused on mentoring young students in the field of technology. Kashif has delivered lectures at universities globally, focusing on careers in information technology, and in particular, cybersecurity. In his spare time, Kashif enjoys spending time with his three sons, playing video games, travelling, reading, and striving to maintain a healthy lifestyle.